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Sunday Bits - September 26, 2021

Fabio Rosato
Fabio Rosato
Hi all!
Here’s your weekly dose of “Sunday Bits”, a short list of things I came across that I find interesting and would like to share with you guys.

1. Here’s another thread by @SahilBloom on learning. This time with some useful tactics to improve retention when learning new things.
Sahil Bloom
Lifelong learning is the way.

But if it doesn’t stick, all of that learning can go to waste.

Here's a tactical framework for improving your retention:
My personal favorite - and the one I use the most when learning something new - is the fourth tactic: “Analogize”. Which is really a fancy way of saying “create an analogy”, i.e., “make a comparison between what you’re learning and something else” to assist your understanding.
Simply ask yourself “what does this (new) thing remind me of?”, “what does it look/behave like?”.
This can really boost your retention and speed up your learning!
2. As you may know, I’ve been recently putting some thought into knowledge management, especially personal knowledge management (which I found is often abbreviated as PKM). I’m trying to come up with an effective system for the consumption, application, and management of knowledge.
As I was searching the web on the matter, I came upon an interesting article by The Sweet Setup: it’s a PKM Primer, an introduction to personal knowledge management for creatives.
Do check it out as it introduces both the ideas behind PKM (and why you may want to have a system for it) and also lists some of the tools currently available to help you manage your personal knowledge.
3. And on the topic of tools for PKM, I’ve been recently playing with Obsidian, a fantastic (and free!) tool for linked knowledge management (i.e., managing your knowledge through a system of linked notes and ideas).
Obsidian: a second brain, for you, forever.
It’s from the same creators of Dynalist (another favorite tool of mine which some of you may already have played with).
I’ve had my fair share of experience with knowledge management tools, both traditional (e.g., Evernote and Notion), and link-oriented (e.g., Roam Research, Supernotes, Remnote, and now Obisidian). I feel both types have their place in PKM as they both offer valid solutions for different scenarios. And I’m going to employ both types for my PKM solution.
Stay tuned for the related post!
As always, please give me feedback on Twitter! It’d make my day to hear from you guys. Which thing above is your favorite? What do you want more or less of? Other suggestions?
Do let me know! Just send a tweet to @fab_rosato and put #SundayBits at the end so I can find it.
Have a wonderful week!
Much love to you and yours,
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Fabio Rosato
Fabio Rosato @fab_rosato

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